Amanda Fernandez is in her third year working with the University of Miami’s athletic training staff. Fernandez currently serves as an athletic training assistant working with the football team. She is also working to earn her Florida state license in nutrition, and towards the Certified Nutrition Specialist certificate.
From 2014-16, Fernandez worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams, football, and women’s volleyball team. During this time, she earned her master’s of science in nutrition with a specialty in strength and conditioning, and obtained the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.
Prior to her arrival at the University of Miami, Fernandez worked as an athletic trainer at SLAM Charter Middle/High School in Miami, Fla. She graduated with her bachelor’s of science in athletic training from Duquesne University in 2013. During her undergraduate education, she earned her Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification, and she received the 2013 NATA District II Joe Iezzi Award.